World Triathlon: Two steps to enjoyment...

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WHERE else would you rather be on Sunday, other than up close with the world’s toughest athletes?

Along the route from Roundhay Park to the city centre, Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds is sport at its finest and so close to Rio.

It’s also free.

Here we offer you some short, simple steps to make the most of this event.

Step one

Plan carefully and leave plenty of time for any journey on Sunday.

Public transport is your best option with revised event timetables available and updates tweeted @MetroTravelNews.

If you’re thinking of driving, we recommend park and ride located next to Elland Road Stadium.

Parking is free and usual fares apply.

Some of the city centre car parks will be closed and there will be restrictions on traffic crossing the city centre.

From Roundhay Park to the city centre impacted areas will see road closures from 3.30am, before controlled reopening from 5pm.

In the city centre, some roads will be closed throughout Sunday.

Full details of all roads on the route, including specific guidance and an interactive map, can be seen at

Step two

Find a suitable spectator spot and stick to it.

Roundhay Park or the city centre spectator areas in Briggate and Victoria Gardens are the best places to catch all the drama and excitement.

Expect a fun atmosphere at Roundhay Park as Capital FM, a big screen, loads of activities and sports clubs entertain all the family.

There’s a wide range of street entertainment and big screens at Briggate andVictoria Gardens before the thrill of seeing the world’s finest athletes’ race by.

These not only include local heroes Vicky Holland, Non Stanford, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, but Leeds’ entry list also includes the best female triathlete in the world in Gwen Jorgensen of the United States, plus the Brownlees’ long-time nemesis, Javier Gomez.

A triathlon spectator guide is also available throughout the weekend, while this supplement is online at and